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Are Sump Pumps Costing Your Community Money?

Posted by Ryan Brauen on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Most homeowners never think about their sump pump until a problem occurs, let alone how their discharge could be affecting the community.  A sump pump is a mechanical device typically located in a sump pit in a basement or crawl space.  Its purpose is to pump accumulated clear water (i.e., groundwater or stormwater) from building foundation drains and downspouts to the stormwater system.  

Unfortunately, many sump pumps are improperly plumbed into the sanitary sewer system, putting an additional burden on the sanitary sewer collection system and the wastewater treatment plant.

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Tags: sewer, clear water, sump pump


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